Five-Minute Tours: Claire Ankenman at Moody Gallery, Houston

by Glasstire March 18, 2021

“Three Pinks”, 2020, stainless steel and plexiglass, 3 parts, 35″ x 9 1/2″ x 5″ each

Note: the following is part of Glasstire’s series of short videos, Five-Minute Tours, for which commercial galleries, museums, nonprofits and artist-run spaces across the state of Texas send us video walk-throughs of their current exhibitions. This will continue while the coronavirus situation hinders public access to exhibitions. Let’s get your show in front of an audience.

See other Five-Minute Tours here.

Claire Ankenman: The Shaping of Color and Light at Moody Gallery, Houston. Dates: January 30 – March 20, 2021.

Via Moody Gallery:

“Moody Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Claire Ankenman. The Shaping of Color and Light marks Ankenman’s forth solo exhibition at the gallery since 2007. The exhibition features a series of new wall sculptures made of stainless steel and plexiglass. In this body of work, Ankenman explores the ways in which the formal qualities of material, color and light elicit emotional responses in the viewer.

“The artist states: ‘Experimentation with contrasting materials has always been my focus. The solidity of steel, the transparency of acrylic, and the iridescence of light combine to become agents of transcendence.’

“Claire Ankenman (b. Victoria, TX, 1947) currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She studied at the Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 1985 to 1991. Her work has been included in exhibitions in Texas at the Galveston Arts Center, Blaffer Art Museum, Lawndale Art Center, DiverseWorks, Art League Houston, Williams Tower Gallery, and Women and Their Work, as well as other venues. Ankenman’s work is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, AT&T Stadium: Dallas Cowboys Art Collection, Arlington, U.S. Trust, Dallas, and many private collections.”

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